The rise of the connected consumer

The rise of the connected consumer

Says to the cashier: “Hang on while I check reviews for this product”. Gets phone, checks amazon: 4 out of 5 stars. Good enough. Purchases product with shoppers waiting in line giving not so friendly looks at this unexpected delay. This has basically become me when confronted with any purchase and I’m fairly certain that … Continue reading

Communication, Communication, Communication

Communication, Communication, Communication

At the risk of stating the obvious, effective communication is the life blood of any successful family business. Having worked with many family businesses, we cannot stress enough that good communication is paramount for the success of the business and the wellbeing of the family. The importance of communication is often overlooked due to the … Continue reading

A boundless journey

A boundless journey

“Don’t stand still”[1]. This is what Cathy Engelbert, first female CEO at Deloitte, has uttered during one of her interviews. Needless to say this is exactly how I was during my first day of internship at Deloitte: I was too excited to just stay still. Friday, July 1st , 2016. Beirut, Lebanon. A young lady … Continue reading

The learning curve never ends

The learning curve never ends

The journey began on the 16th of May, as I was fortunate enough to embark on the Tadarab internship program for summer of 2016. First, we were all introduced to Deloitte and began to familiarize with its culture through the mini-Ahlan orientation. We got to meet our buddies, and were also shown the entire Beirut … Continue reading

Tadarab work, Tadarab life

Tadarab work, Tadarab life

  Forty-five days done. Three more to go. By end of this week, I’ll have officially completed my once in a lifetime journey with one of the biggest companies in the world. Tadarab didn’t only teach me how to be a good Auditor, but much more than that. Tadarab taught me how to behave in … Continue reading

Deloitte makes an impact on..?

Deloitte makes an impact on..?

It all started when I first joined Deloitte in 2007. After getting introduced to the Firms’ culture and vision at that time I was feeling, like most of us, skeptical and asked questions about the meaning of life. Am I living my life based on my beliefs, and values? Do my choices represent the things that … Continue reading

Working hours and the new trends

Working hours and the new trends

Ever since the news broke out on Swedish companies’ trialing a six-hour working day, I have found it interesting to take a deeper dive on this seemingly “hot topic”. Sweden’s move to a six-hour working day was done in the hopes that lesser working hours would increase productivity and make people happier. In fact, Sweden’s … Continue reading

On Leadership: lessons learnt from home

On Leadership: lessons learnt from home

While growing up, I was fortunate to have values around education, hard work and perseverance instilled in me by my mother. As part of our WoMen March Initiative, I would like to celebrate the personal lessons in leadership that I learned from her. Very few people within my mother’s extended family finished high school and … Continue reading